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We Become What We Worship

A Biblical Theology Of Idolatry

Gregory K Beale

341 pages
SPCK Group

The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that we take on the characteristics of what we worship.

Employing Isaiah 6 as his interpretive lens, Beale demonstrates that this understanding of idolatry permeates the whole canon, from Genesis to Revelation. Beale concludes with an application of the biblical notion of idolatry to the challenges of contemporary life.

Author Bio
G. K. Beale is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. His books include 'The Book of Revelation' (NIGTC), '1 and 2 Thessalonians' (IVPNTC), and 'The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God' (NSBT Apollos), and with D.A. Carson is editor of the 'Commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament'. He is also a contributor to the 'New Dictionary of Biblical Theology' (IVP)